Dental Exam Pelham NH
A routine dental exam is important for your oral health. It allows dentists to detect issues early on and prevent new ones from occurring. New patients will need to book a dental exam before treatments are recommended. This allows us to understand the your current oral health state. Upon our findings, we will customize dental treatment options.
A dental exam usually includes evaluation of the teeth, gums, and overall mouth. This may include dental X-rays followed by a medical history review and consultation.
Dental X-rays provide insight on underlying issues that may otherwise go unnoticed. Your dentist will use dental X-rays to detect or examine the following:
- Teeth development
- Teeth alignment
- Tooth decay
- Gum condition
- Periodontal disease (gum disease)
- Oral cancer
- Jaw alignment
- Jawbone structure
We may use a combination of intraoral and extraoral X-rays to further understand your dental health. However, only images that are deemed necessary will be taken. Patients typically need new X-rays every 2 to 3 years. Some patients that have severe dental issues may need X-rays more often. Nonetheless, dental X-rays are safe and can help prevent extensive dental work.
We will also review your medical history and discuss current medication, if any. This information is essential in choosing dental treatments that are effective and safe. For example, a patient seeking teeth replacement may need a less invasive procedure if he or she suffers from hemophilia. Once we have understood your medical history, we will recommend treatment options.
A dental exam should be completed every 6 months. Some patients may need additional exams if they suffer from periodontal disease. However, your initial dental exam will provide more insight about your unique situation.
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Understanding your current dental health is the first step to a healthier and brighter smile. Our team would be delighted to assist you. Contact us today at (603) 635-2146 for your dental exam.